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Title
Chinese Herb Company
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection;
Contributor
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
1938
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/orderinguse.html for additional information.
The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Image is a reproduction.; Published on page 55 of Shades of L.A. New York : The New Press, c1996.
Lilian Wong was born on March 31st, 1911 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was an herbalist who had immigrated to the U.S. from China to open his own office. Her mother’s family had moved to California in the 1870s from China. Her parents married in 1910. She attended L.A. High School and USC, from which she graduated in 1933 with a degree in Sociology. After graduation she married her husband and they moved to China so he could find work. They lived in China until 1982, when they returned to California. They were both involved with the Baptist World Alliance for decades.
The exterior of the Chinese Herb Company at 1925 S. Broadway in Los Angeles. The proprietors Yick Hong, center, and his sons Elbert, left, and Sam stand among boxes shipped from China.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;20 x 24 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00004066
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Chinese American Community;
S-006-157 120
CARL0005002051
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/80250
Subject
Chinese Herb Company (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herb stores--California--Los Angeles
Herbalists--California--Los Angeles
Storefronts--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Sidewalks--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Stores & shops--California--South Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Families--California--Los Angeles
Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.)
South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. Chinese American photographs
Time Period
1931-1940
Source
Wong, Lillian.

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